Cat-astrophe (was: E-mail program questions)
> Ronn!Blankenship <ronn.blankenship@...> wrote:roof.
> > Robert Seeberger wrote:
> >What little slack I've had this afternoon is being
> interrupted by a
> >pain-in-the-ass cat who likes to tear things up. In
> the middle of
> >posting this he tore into a roll of toilet paper,
> spreading it all
> >over the bathroom. We've tried keeping paper
> products out of reach,
> >but this cat can climb and otherwise get into
> almost anything.
> >I dislike the idea of having him de-clawed.
> _Your_ cat can climb?! Indoors, mine likes to jump
> onto the top of doors. Outdoors, he heads for the
Have you tried Feliway? It is a facial pheromone
analogue, to be sprayed on whatever you want your cats
to stay off, and while expensive (~$32 for a small
bottle!!!), it _does_ work to a large degree. My new
cats were giving my oriental carpet grief, but
scratching was reduced to almost nil after spritzing.
It is also a calmative, and can be used to reduce
aggression or stress behaviors.
For behaviors/places it isn't workable, I use "The
Enforcer"....a squirt gun filled with water and a tiny
bit (teaspoon) of white vinegar. Now, just stating in
That Voice "Enfoooorcer..." sends young Bashir
bouncing away from whatever he was doing. ;-)
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- We had "Bugs," named not for software, as some might guess, but because he ate them and he bugged
people a lot. He's the one who disappeared, then I found that he was living nearby. He's also been
called "that feral cat" and "mad cat" by Dave Land's family.
I was just thinking that a title of a book about him might be, "The Hiss Just Keeps on Coming."